Cincinnati Bengals roster: See which players made practice squad

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The Cincinnati Enquirer 01 September, 2021 - 02:57pm 3 views

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Bengals notes: What losing Billy Price and Michael Jordan shows about the offensive line

The Cincinnati Enquirer 01 September, 2021 - 09:19am

It was a similar set of circumstances with offensive guard Michael Jordan, who the Bengals took in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Jordan was one of the Bengals biggest investments at guard in the previous 20 years. When Cincinnati selected Jordan, he was the fourth guard the team had drafted in the first four rounds since 2000.

“Every year, you’ve got to make new decisions and bring new guys into the fold and see what works best for the group,” Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said. “Billy has done some great things for us. Mike has played good football for us, winning football, as well. Those weren’t easy decisions to make.”

Since 2000, just 11 centers have been drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft, including Price. Those selections turned into some of the best centers in the NFL, including Frank Ragnow, Maurkice Pouncey, Alex Mack, Nick Mangold and Frederick. 

In the 2019 NFL Draft, Jordan was the 10th guard off the board in the draft class. As one of the team’s highest draft picks at guard, Jordan immediately had the opportunity to become a starter for the Bengals.

Even though Price and Jordan stayed healthy, they combined to start just 38 total games over five combined seasons for a Bengals team that was always looking for offensive line help.

Without Price and Jordan this season, the Bengals will rely on two rookie guards and a rookie center and their backup interior offensive linemen.

Second round pick Jackson Carman was an offensive tackle in college who was moved to guard. According to director of player personnel Duke Tobin, Carman had “to get himself in peak shape” at the start of training camp. As a result, Carman was demoted to the third team offensive line at one point in the preseason.

Carman played his best game of the preseason last week against the Miami Dolphins, and Taylor said Carman needs to play more consistently.

“We certainly expect him to be an impact player for us,” Taylor said. “And sometimes that happens right away, sometimes that happens in the second month of the season and sometimes that happens in the second year. They determine when that happens. A guy like Jackson has made progress over the course of training camp.”

“(He made) significant jumps for him, (jumps) that grab your attention,” Taylor said. “His play speed, his strength, and his overall processing. He has a long way to go still, but that's really what grabs your attention, and he just got better and better over the course of practice over the last two weeks.”

OUT FOR THE YEAR: Since the Bengals put rookie defensive end Joseph Ossai (knee) on the injured reserve on Tuesday, he will miss the rest of the season.

“Could be longer, could be right at six weeks,” Taylor said. “But that's the flexibility that we have with those two guys."

UNCLEAR INJURY: On Tuesday, Taylor said that defensive end Khalid Kareem left the final preseason game with an undisclosed injury.

Taylor didn’t reveal the nature or the severity of the injury, but he said it won’t be season ending.

Carolina Panthers claim offensive lineman Michael Jordan off waivers from Cincinnati Bengals

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The Bengals reportedly had recent trade discussions involving Jordan and the Jacksonville Jaguars showed interest. Jordan missed on a block last season, leading to Joe Burrow's season-ending injury.

"He really just said thank you, I appreciate it," Jordan said of Burrow's response. "He told me he loved me, and I told him I loved him too. There's always love between me and Joe Burrow. He's a great guy — hell of a guy. I just really don't have anything else to say to him; I just want to show him. That's all I want to do."

In the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals drafted Jordan to help bolster the offensive line. And as a player that came from the area, playing for the Bengals fulfilled a dream for Jordan.

“Getting drafted here meant a lot to me,” Jordan said, according to Bengals.com. “Being from Cincinnati, it's every kid's dream to play for the Bengals. Seeing my dream come true meant a lot to me. Then from actually getting here to the preseason, it's been a long journey and I'm grateful. I've had a lot of the veteran guys help me along the way. They've helped me become an offensive lineman that I have wanted to become.”

Jordan will now take his talents to Carolina, where he'll protect Sam Darnold. The Panthers open their season on Sun, Sep. 12 at home against the New York Jets, Darnold's former team.

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Carolina Panthers claim offensive lineman Michael Jordan off waivers from Cincinnati Bengals

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The Bengals reportedly had recent trade discussions involving Jordan and the Jacksonville Jaguars showed interest. Jordan missed on a block last season, leading to Joe Burrow's season-ending injury.

"He really just said thank you, I appreciate it," Jordan said of Burrow's response. "He told me he loved me, and I told him I loved him too. There's always love between me and Joe Burrow. He's a great guy — hell of a guy. I just really don't have anything else to say to him; I just want to show him. That's all I want to do."

In the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals drafted Jordan to help bolster the offensive line. And as a player that came from the area, playing for the Bengals fulfilled a dream for Jordan.

“Getting drafted here meant a lot to me,” Jordan said, according to Bengals.com. “Being from Cincinnati, it's every kid's dream to play for the Bengals. Seeing my dream come true meant a lot to me. Then from actually getting here to the preseason, it's been a long journey and I'm grateful. I've had a lot of the veteran guys help me along the way. They've helped me become an offensive lineman that I have wanted to become.”

Jordan will now take his talents to Carolina, where he'll protect Sam Darnold. The Panthers open their season on Sun, Sep. 12 at home against the New York Jets, Darnold's former team.

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Bengals 2021 practice squad: Tracking the additions to initial list

Bengals Wire 01 September, 2021 - 07:59am

The Cincinnati Bengals finalized an initial 53-man roster Tuesday and will spend the rest of the week making a practice squad and tweaking that 53.

Some notable cuts, like Thaddeus Moss and Mason Schreck, are guys the Bengals likely hope to have pass through waivers so they can put them on the practice squad.

This year’s squad features 16 slots and a handful of those can be veterans. There are again tweaked call-up rules and protections this year, too.

Here’s a running, updated list of reports about the Bengals’ practice squad this year.

Congrats @PookaWilliamsJr on signing to the #Bengals Practice Squad #PookaMagic #LooseScrew #SweetFeetChipotle pic.twitter.com/usZpIOle0Z

— MVA Sports (@mva_sports) September 1, 2021

Williams cleared waivers and will sign.

The #Bengals are signing RB Jacques Patrick to the practice squad, per source.

— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonATH) September 1, 2021

The Athletic’s Jay Morrison reports Patrick will sign with the squad.

After missing on a position that rostered seven on the final roster, Taylor joins up, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

May 14, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals punter Drue Chrisman (4) punts during NFL minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

Morrison also reports the Bengals will add rookie punter Drue Chrisman to the squad.

Waynes is one of at least three running backs through to the squad, per ESPN’s Ben Baby.

Moss was present at practice Wednesday after claims, suggesting he’s made it.

Aug 14, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Thaddeus Moss (81) runs with the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

After the above reports, the Bengals announced the full practice squad after practice:

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Bengals injuries: Joseph Ossai and others start year on reserve lists

Bengals Wire 01 September, 2021 - 04:57am

Cincinnati Bengals breakout rookie Joseph Ossai starts his rookie season on injured reserve, which means he isn’t eligible to return.

Ossai is the headline item as far as Bengals injuries go after the team trimmed the roster to 53. The nature of his injury — a knee issue discovered while checking him for another injury suffered during a preseason game — means he wouldn’t have been able to return after surgery.

Unlike Ossai, rookie defensive end Wyatt Hubert and offensive tackle Hakeem Adeniji were placed on the NFI list, not IR — which means they are eligible to return after a six-week period. The nature of their injuries suggests they won’t, but the team has left the door open just in case.

Also of note is an injury suffered by defensive end Khalid Kareem. Tight end Mitchell Wilcox also has an issue and rookie Cam Sample might too (the Bengals don’t have to be open about injuries until the regular season starts). Just keep in mind that these guys, or other injured players, can now be placed on short-term IR since they made the 53, and they would only have to miss a minimum of three weeks.

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